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Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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Volume 20, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
Volume 20, Issue 3 - Aug 2014
Volume 20, Issue 2 - May 2014
Volume 20, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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A Study on the Evaluation and Improvement of Healing Environment for Public Hospital wards considering Elderly Inpatient Characteristics - Focused on the Public Hospitals in Yeongnam area
Han, Sukbum ; Park, Jaeseung ;
Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, volume 20, issue 3, 2014, Pages 7~15
DOI : 10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.3.7
Purpose: This study is to propose direction for healing environment design in hospital architecture considering the characteristics of elderly patients. The primary goal of a public hospital is providing cheap health care and quality service chance to the underprivileged and elderly in the dead zone. Compared to the rapid increase of the aged population and chronic diseases, Ministry of Health & Welfare is currently planning model of health promotion hospital in development plans of local based public hospital. Due to the increased elderly medical expenses, elderly patients` high utilization is considered. Methods: The literature on the design factors of healing environments were investigated. based on this, analyzed drawings of surveyed hospitals ward in architectural characteristics and observe and evaluate directly healing environment design through field surveys. Results: The design of hospital environment affects patient`s therapeutic effect. There is no any official formula for hospital design but environment that architect create could be a big part of the healing process. To increase the quality of the environment, apply the characteristic factors and harmonize well as a human-centered healing environment. Implications: Healing environment design for the elderly is first necessary condition due to high proportion of elderly patients.
A Study on System of Mental Healthcare Service in Germany
Moon, Ha Ni ; Noh, Jai Sung ; Chai, Choul Gyun ;
Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, volume 20, issue 3, 2014, Pages 17~25
DOI : 10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.3.17
Purpose: Mental health facilities are facing a new social environment. To provide appropriate patient care environment, mental health and mental healthcare is changing the paradigm. In this situation, this study research and analysis mental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility in Germany. The reason is that Germany has cosistently been building mental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility for patient. Therefore, it aims to suggest a fundamental resource for amental healthcare service system and mental healthcare facility for mental healtn. Methods: This study was conducted literature researches and field studies. Literature researches for mental healthcare service system and facilities. Field study is to identify the characteristic and configuration of mental healtncare facilities. Results: Findings of this study can be summerrized inth three points. First, In Germany, Mental healthcare facility is critical environment in the community. And, the facilities are being turned into reasonable and alternative environment. Second, Facilities of Mental healthcare and service system designed by various level and configurations that can be providing places for people with mental problems. Third, Mental healthcare facilities consist of healing environment for patient. Implications: The future study on finding of the specific environment planning citeria in mental healthcare facility on the basis of findings of present study.
A Study on the Planning of the Neuroscience Center in General Hospital
Yun, Woo Young ; Chai, Choul Gyun ;
Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, volume 20, issue 3, 2014, Pages 27~40
DOI : 10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.3.27
Purpose: As the nation is becoming an aging society, there is an increasing number of the patient who has Neuroscience disease. So it is necessary to build a facility which provides specialized health care. Methods: Field surveys to facilities and analysis to the floor plan have been conducted in order to suggest adequate architectural composition to the specialized neuroscience center and the dimensions of rooms. Results: The result of this study can be summarized into six points which contain guide to how to organize the specialized neuroscience center. One of the most important things in this study is to suggest the architectural type which provides efficient collaborating system between the outpatient and angiography unit. Implications: It can be said that this paper can be useful research material when the architect tries to plan the specialized neuroscience center.
A Study on the Economic Feasibility of 4-bed Rooms in Public Hospitals
Kwon, Soonjung ; Chai, Choul Gyun ; Choi, Kwangseok ;
Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, volume 20, issue 3, 2014, Pages 41~48
DOI : 10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.3.41
Purpose: At the moment, a lot of Public Hospitals in Korea have adopted 5 or 6 bedrooms as a standard multi-bedroom type. However 5-6 bedrooms have many problems related to inpatient satisfaction and nosocomial diseases. Therefore 4 bedroom is under considering for standard multi-bed room in Public Hospitals in Korea. This paper tries to prove that adoption of 4 bedroom in Public Hospitals has nothing to do with economic loss which is now an obstacle in adopting 4 bedrooms. Methods: 3 Methods have been used in this paper. 1) Comparative analysis between medical insurance fee and service cost for hospitalization has been conducted through literature survey. 2) Scenario analysis has been used for the estimation of inpatient number when 4 bedrooms are adopted in Public Hospitals. 3) Relation analysis between profit and proportion of 4 bedroom in Public Hospitals. Results: Adoption of 4 bedroom as a standard multi-bedroom in Public Hospitals has been proved to have nothing to do with the economic loss of hospitals. Implications: It is necessary to introduce and expand 4 bedrooms instead of 5-6 bedrooms in hospitals for the upgrade of hospital environment and easy control of cross infection in inpatient bedrooms.
A Study on the development therapeutic environmental rating scales for the elderly people with dementia in nursing homes - Focused on the TESS-NH environmental rating scale Analysis
Lee, Young Chang ;
Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, volume 20, issue 3, 2014, Pages 49~55
DOI : 10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.3.49
Purpose: AIn recent years, the rapid progress of aging and the increase in the elderly people with dementia is becoming a big social issue. Therefore, this paper studies the development of therapeutic environmental rating scales for the elderly people with dementia in korean nursing homes. Methods: We identify the development process and structure of TESS-NH and understand the details of its nature and features. Then, based on the detailed items, we provide major scale factors which do influence on therapeutic environmental rating scales using PCA. Results: In the results, TESS, in the case of the initial stage of TESS-NH, has an advantage to evaluate on physical environments for a short period of time. TESS-2 + sets a large rage of activities of the elderly people with dementia, and tries to evaluate ongoing cares. TESS-NH has a complete set of well-thought-out assessment features for improving quality of care (Quality of Care) On the other hand, the main factors affecting the therapeutic environmental rating scales in nursing homes are "a consideration for facility management (Care for facilities` maintenance)", "a consideration for spatial cognition (Care for spatial cognition) ", and "a consideration for the safety (Care for safety)". Implications: In the future, to develop the therapeutic environmental rating scales on Korea`s dementia nursing home, we should actively consider cares of spaces and facility utilization which the residents (the elderly people with dementia) are more secure and comfortable.